Defensive tackle Kevin Maurice was one oe seven true freshmen to see action for the Huskers this season, and is part of an impressive group of young defensive talent on the Nebraska roster. Maurice provided depth in the interior of the line, appearing in six games and is likely to see action in the bowl game in his home state of Florida.
Among Nebraska’s top five defensive tackles, four are underclassmen and will return for the 2014 campaign to form the front line for the Blackshirt defense.
Maurice played in each of the first six games of the season as a reserve defensive tackle. Maurice finished with two tackles, including single tackles against Wyoming and South Dakota State.
Before Nebraska (Freedom HS)
Defensive tackle prospect Kevin Maurice is one of six players in the Huskers' 2013 recruiting class who are expected to begin their career on the defensive line. The 6-3, 270-pound Maurice is one of three players from the state of Florida in Nebraska's 2013 signing class. The three signees from the Sunshine State ties for the most NU has signed from Florida and represents the largest number of signees from the Florida high school ranks in a single year. Maurice is regarded as one of the fastest-rising prospects in the state after a standout senior season at Freedom High School in Orlando. Maurice recorded approximately 70 tackles, including nine sacks and better than 20 tackles for loss, while also forcing two fumbles. His play helped Coach Andy Johnson's team to a 7-4 season and a trip to the Class 8A state playoffs. Maurice earned first-team Class 8A all-state honors from the Orlando Sentinel and was an all-district and All-Metro selection. He was also selected to play in the Central Florida All-Star game. Maurice played on both sides of the ball as a junior for Freedom High. He had 50 pancake blocks as an offensive lineman, and totaled 50 tackles and six sacks on defense. Maurice also started as a sophomore in 2010, for a Freedom High team that finished with an 8-2 record. Maurice is regarded as one of the top 120 defensive tackles in the nation by several recruiting services. He also visited Boston College, and chose the Huskers over BC, Florida Atlantic, North Carolina State and Memphis.
Maurice is the son of Hernise Maurice, and he was born on July 19, 1994.
» Tackles - 1 vs. Wyoming (2013), vs. SDSU (2013), vs. Illinois (2013)
» Solo Tackles - 1 vs. Wyoming (2013)
» Tackles for Loss - None
» Sacks - None